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E-business programme

Free help for micro and SME businesses.

  • Over2000local businesses helped

Local London’s E-business programme provides free face-to-face support and advice for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). By learning how to make best use of digital technology, businesses are harnessing the power of online marketing and streamlining processes to grow their businesses.

Local businesses are signing up and seeing their reach and customer base grow, increasing sales and revenue. Our E-business programme is safeguarding jobs, and even helping some businesses take on more employees. In short, the tailored advice and support offered by our three partners (below) is helping hundreds of local businesses use digital technologies to give them a brighter long-term future.

Benefits for local businesses

The programme is fully funded, making it free for business owners, and can help local businesses with fewer than 250 employees, and have been trading for 6 months or more:

  • Build a strong online presence.
  • Strengthen their business’s cyber-security and data storage.
  • Streamline their processes.
  • Enhance their online marketing and social media.
  • Harness ecommerce and online payment systems.

Watch our video to find out more:

Our E-business Partners

Local London have appointed 3 expert providers across our nine London boroughs to deliver the programme:

Enterprise Enfield Logo Enterprise Enfield: Enfield, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.
Find out more information about Enterprise Enfield


Newham College London logo Newham College of Further Education: Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Newham.
Find out more information about Newham College of Further Education


South East Enterprise LogoSouth East Enterprise: Bexley and Greenwich.
Find out more information about South East Enterprise


Why supporting small businesses matters

There are around 100,000 businesses with fewer than 50 employees across our boroughs. Only around 55% will make it past 3 years of trading. The E-business programme is aiming to help businesses in our sub-region to become more financially resilient.

Find out more

Contact us on ebusiness.support@redbridge.gov.uk 

Read our latest E-business news here.

Funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

The Local London e-business programme has been granted UK Shared Prosperity Funding, allowing it to operate in all nine of our London boroughs until March 2025.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Further reading

  1. Previous Digital infrastructure
  2. Next Work and Health Programme Pioneer